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Fat Pigeon Cafe

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41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
+64 7-877 8822
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07:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, the iced mocha was super tasty. Awesome indoor outdoor area. I would also recommend the chicken cranberry filo pastry :)

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Thank Tony B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on the way back from NP, Cafe was busy, food well presented and tasty but a bit light on the amount of scrambled eggs and sides are expensive - $5 for a side of baked beans, ouch!

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Korumburra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times for brunch and the food and service is always very nice. We live about 30 minutes away so feel lucky we have a lovely cafe not t to far away

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Thank Tash_070
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stopped here for lunch / coffee on 5 occasions. The most recent today 3rd Feb 1.00pm. As I expected the place was very busy and the food on display and being served looked fantastic. Today I had a coffee and a date scone, both of which were just perfect. The location of the cafe and how it is... More 

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Thank heath531
Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch as driver hungry. Staff seemed nice, set up and surround very pretty. Convenient to public loos and playground. The meals were plated up nice, prices to match, much like city cafes. Funny thing about the cookies-and-cream milkshake, though. You know that strange aftertaste imitation flavouring leaves in your mouth? Somehow I must have missed tasting the "cookie"... More 

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Thank amchitara
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here heading north from New Plymouth. Great selection of cabinet food and menu. Quick service and lovely outdoor area.

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Thank Rose-Anna F
Auckland
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's great that a tiny town like Piopio - in a part of the country that is always struggling - can produce a cafe that is plainly doing very well. But full tables at lunchtime is surely more an indication of lack of competition in a "pit-stop town" than quality and value. The setting is pleasant (nice outside area and... More 

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Thank oldkiwi
Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at the Fat Pigeon for coffee and to pick up pre-ordered takeaway lunches while on a two-week coach tour of New Zealand. The sandwiches were very good and fresh.

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Thank AnotherNiteOnTheRoad
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to meet a family member. Total order waa 63 dollars. Never have I had nachos that I couldn't eat. Their twist on vegeterian nachos is a small amount of beans, with a tonne of pumpkin or carrot..bagel was filled with the bare minimum of filling for 14.50 we were horrified. Husband's food was nice, apparently. So at least... More 

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Thank Amanda J
Te Puke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

What a great cafe! Fast service and yummy food... Would recommend to anyone passing through.. A great choice of food and drinks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Piopio
  • Phone Number: +64 7-877 8822
Description
The Fat Pigeon is a purposely built cafe brillantly located next to Kara Park at the north end of Piopio. We offer a wide range of freshly made cafe fare, complemented by Ozone coffee. We have cabinet food as well as a board menu. Indoor and outdoor seating plus a play area for the littlies, and a sandpit outside. Possibly the best stopping point on the road to Taranaki.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?